Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cinema City at the NGMA

more than two years after the preview show at the berlinale in 2010, cinema city now opened at the ngma on saturday. the response was beyond all that we expected. over 600 people thronging the unusual spaces of the ngma- and everything looked very good. on the ground floor the large table of miscellany with 'cinema city lived' and the 'atlas' along with other paraphernalia; apurva's interactive censorship toy, kausik's bioscope and the beginning of the calendar project. the first floor has pushpamala's second version of the phantom lady along with the first of paro's telephone sound installation; the next floor is made of atuls journey from ghatkopar to cst every day of art school in the form of station signs with villains on them along with paro's phone booth. then it is anant joshi's mad whirling toyscape skyline. on the landings some more calendars and paro's third pco. The dome is gorgeous right now with the enormous pipeline by the design cell looking stunning, shreyas' strange objects from a possible future cinema city and archana's playful back projection bicycle.

please do go see!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

the ngma dome

this morning in a meeting for the cinema city exhibition at the ngma apurva and i were taken up to the dome to invent ways to darken the skylights. photo-op.

bhopal / spa at manit

the SPA, Bbopal building is in the old abandoned sports complex at MANIT while their new campus is being built. Maulana Azad university on top a bald mountain top with a wall to hide away the slums in the valley. when i landed thursday night the wind blew a sandstorm on the streets. the next day when we got out of the jury the sky was overcast and thunderclouds, lightning and rain everywhere. we took a walk in the evening light and got soaked.